Pender lives in Canada though she spent her childhood years in England.
An imaginative child, Pender wasn't a willing student and didn't learn to read until age nine when her father—deciding some incentive was needed—promised her a pony as soon as she could read a newspaper.
Properly motivated, Pender picked up a book and discovered the joys of fiction.
Though her infatuation with ponies didn't last, she still loves a good story.
When she's not doing what seems like endless laundry, she's busy coaxing another story into shape.
Reading, writing and eating chocolate.